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by stormturmoil
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: question regarding rau le creuset piloting a MS
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: question regarding rau le creuset piloting a MS

Also, Rau had the advantage of Time to Learn; something in short supply once the War started in Earnest, but it could simply be that Rau took longer in training - but he had the time to do that training -to get to where he was.
by stormturmoil
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Late UC Reactors: switch to He3-He3?
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Late UC Reactors: switch to He3-He3?

The He3-He3 reaction would have heavier reactants (6.03 mass units versus 5.03 mass units), and it produces barely 2/3 as much energy per reaction, so this seems like it would be inferior in terms of fuel efficiency. I've seen some Japanese publications claiming that, from F91 onwards, the fuel use...
by stormturmoil
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Late UC Reactors: switch to He3-He3?
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Late UC Reactors: switch to He3-He3?

Had an odd idea and wondering about since re-reading Crossbone. During he Late UC period, there are noticeable changes to Mobile suit technology, and to technology in general (though we obviously see the Mobile suits more). The change appears to happen in the run-up to F91, and several effects are n...
by stormturmoil
Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 11501

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

Actually, if the Impulse's Shield does use Geschmeidig Panzer technology, that could be something of a plot hole, since use of Mirage Colloid Technology (including Geschmeidig Panzer) is supposed to be banned by the Junius Treaty. however, that could lead to a bit of fridge logic: That could be why ...
by stormturmoil
Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Boeing patents a fusion reaction based jet engine
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Boeing patents a fusion reaction based jet engine

Actually, by the sound of it, the Uranium jacket is there purely to soak up the neutron radiation produced by the D-T fusion reaction; it's only using Depleted Uranium because U238 is damned good as radiation shielding against neutrons because it captures them; it's also good against other forms of ...
by stormturmoil
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Antarctic Treaty technicalities
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Re: Antarctic Treaty technicalities

As far as referencing the Antarctic Treaty goes, it gets pulled out way later in UC0123 during the events of Crossbone : When Crux Dogatie's extermination fleet shows up and starts lobbing Nuclear missiles, one of the Federation Brass gets Dogatie on Comm and yells that using Nuclear weapons should ...
by stormturmoil
Mon May 21, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: My Ongoing Modeling Questions Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 2123

Re: My Ongoing Modeling Questions Thread

Speaking personally, My reason for using Black Primer is due to bad experience with colour leeching when using white- when I used white over a red palstic, it bled the red out and turned an ugly pink. Since then, I've always used a Black primer, and gone over that with white if I need a light underc...
by stormturmoil
Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gundam SEED-ZAFT Gundams
Replies: 20
Views: 3353

Re: Gundam SEED-ZAFT Gundams

It's explained in Destiny Astray: The basis for the Impulse is the idea that due to the Junius Treaty, ZAFT would have a limit on how many Mobile suits it could field and how many weapons each could have (so would the Earth Alliance) So, to get around that as much as possible while still appearing t...
by stormturmoil
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: I-Field Beam Drive System
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: I-Field Beam Drive System

Basically, think of the Turn-A's body as being like a Marionette: instead of wires or rods, though, the shape of the external I-field is used to provide force against the limbs The External I-Field hugs the hull like an exoskeleton on an insect; When you issue the command to move, say, a leg, the I-...
by stormturmoil
Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official SRW OG: The Inspector Thread Mk II
Replies: 497
Views: 34525

Re: The Official SRW OG: The Inspector Thread Mk II

Actually, even the Shadow Mirrors aren't truly malicious, per se; like Bian, they believe that conflict is a means of strengthening Humanity, and Daitetsu even acknowledges it to be true, though he questions the cost/reward ratio. the difference is actually in Degree: Bian believed one short, intens...
by stormturmoil
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Questions about beam launchers/beam bazookas.
Replies: 14
Views: 1653

Re: Questions about beam launchers/beam bazookas.

It could be increased Beam power demands by the weapons, but also consider that as Early as F91 and almost constantly after most general Mobile suits will also be funneling a hefty chuink of their Reactor's Minovsky Particle output to feed their Beams shields; it may be that Weapon recharge is prior...
by stormturmoil
Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Zero's Twin Buster Rifle's capabilities?
Replies: 58
Views: 9190

Re: Zero's Twin Buster Rifle's capabilities?

I just had an idea... What if (and this is purely hypothetical; bear with me) Wing Zero used the MS' own cooling system to cool off the TBR between shots? It might not be entirely practical, channelling that much waste heat through the hand (or hands) to be radiated out from the MS' main body, but ...
by stormturmoil
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official SRW OG: The Inspector Thread Mk I
Replies: 581
Views: 38161

Re: New SRW OG anime

Could be either; However, the Huckebein 2m's were rolled out in the same colour scheme for mass deployment both in game in OG2 and in the OVA, so it could be a new grunt standard. Alternatively...The Shadow Mirrors will presumably at some point, be deploying their own Gespenst MkII's, of which they ...
by stormturmoil
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Nuclear reactors exploding in shows?
Replies: 30
Views: 3041

Re: Nuclear reactors exploding in shows?

There's also the issue that besides the magic particles (actually a side effect of Fusion rather than assisting with it, though they are responsible for the technology to miniaturise Fusion Reactors), UC also had to Import massive quantities of Helium-3 to run Fusion Reactors, From Jupiter. Cosmic E...
by stormturmoil
Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Nuclear reactors exploding in shows?
Replies: 30
Views: 3041

Re: Nuclear reactors exploding in shows?

The UC reactors are reliant on handwavium, and the reactor explosions caused by beam weapons hits are explained as being handwavium interactions between the beam handwavium particles and the reactor handwavium containment field, so it's pretty much arbitrary due to the handwavium content. The CE exa...
by stormturmoil
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: MS thermodynamics and cooling
Replies: 17
Views: 3486

Re: MS thermodynamics and cooling

Except That isn't the whole point of the Minovsky-Ionesco and Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion reactors the fact that I-Fields not only contain the plasma but also stop thermal Radiation through them, thus rendering the heat issue of the Reactor a much smaller issue than would otherwsie be the case?
by stormturmoil
Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: Games workshop paint?
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: Games workshop paint?

Generally very good. You do, however, really need a good black undercoat for them to work best. To get a smooth non-grainy shine requires some trial and error with thinning and washing up liquid in my experience, and several layers of metallic> colour wash> metallic highlight/Drybrush, but the resul...
by stormturmoil
Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: Why Kotobukiya discontinued the Huckebein?
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Why Kotobukiya discontinued the Huckebein?

It'll probably be re-released with new packaging after a short dead spell.

The same thing happened with the Alteisen and Weissritter, and the Wildwurger and WildFalken twice.
Some of the other machines are also getting re-issued with new packaging.
by stormturmoil
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: Panel Lining after Airbrushing
Replies: 13
Views: 1680

Re: Panel Lining after Airbrushing

Citadel Paints generally can be airbrushed, if you follow the following steps: Make sure you undercoat well. The spray can Undercoats work very well, and will chemically bite into the plastic, so they give a good surface. That bite, however, means they tend to cause colour bleed. so it's worth under...
by stormturmoil
Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Transformable machine, why is it faster?
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Transformable machine, why is it faster?

I have to wonder though, would internal movable frames help the MAs maneuver in space? Differential thruster throttle control, thrust vectoring, internal Gyroscopes and apogee motors already have that pretty well covered. Some machines also have Movable Binders, so even in MA mode they can also ben...